Activities for an awesome Sky Day!
Say it like you see it. Students respond to art about the environment.
This idea from high school science teacher John C. His students really enjoyed changing gears for a day and talking about art. Ask your students to search the web for art that deals with sky, climate change or the environment in some way. Then ask them to show a slide of it in class and talk about it for three minutes. How do you respond to it? No rules! And lots of appreciation for whatever they have to say.
This idea works just as well with old masters as it does with contemporary art.
Unleash the power of
Intergenerational learning can be a powerful force for good. As this recent study in Nature Climate Change demonstrates, when kids interview their parents about weather and climate parents start to care more too. So this Sky Day ask your students to interview their parents about weather and climate. They can use the questions used in the study if they like. No-one should under estimate the power of the kitchen table. It’s where some of the world’s best ideas have taken flight!
A shout out to singers worldwide!
Nothing moves us like music. So this Sky Day use your talents to celebrate our precious, dynamic sky and the way it connects us all as one global family.
Have a Sustainability Fair
Calling all community leaders! Sky Days and Sky Day weekends are excellent times to hold a beautiful event. So bring your community together to talk about the importance climate and sky. And be sure to invite your local artists to take part. They care too :)
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in a sky-ku
A poem cannot scrub away the pollution in our atmosphere but no-one should underestimate the power of ideas. Sky-ku are inspired by haiku and are a beautiful way to express your thoughts and feelings about our amazing shared sky. Check out these Sky-ku submitted from around the world. Do you Sky-ku? Learn more
Take a Sky Walk!
Sometimes the simplest things mean the most. So gather students, friends and family and go for a Sky Walk. Is there somewhere near you where you can share an awesome view of the sky? And while you walk notice together how every day is a unique symphony of light and atmosphere unfolding right above our heads. Maybe ask the group to share a memory of when they once noticed the sky in some special way. Take a moment to reflect on how much we rely on our thin atmosphere functioning naturally every day. Doesn’t it only stand to reason we should take care of it for each other?
What does the sky mean to you?
Share your thoughts. The world needs to hear from you. #SkyDay